bank statements... >> reporter: to address that, polly started a training program. >> to help keep our people up to date with all the changes in the industry. >> reporter: with 180 employees, poli mortgage group is considered a small business, a category which accounted for a majority of the nation's 67,000 new hires last month. >> training programs are much less effective in an economy like this one where there are lack of job openings really across the board. >> reporter: poli is doing what he can. he took on 20 more employees this week. >> the unemployment situation is a big number. i don't know if our industry will have that big an effect on it, but i'll tell you, people come in here that aren't trained, and they do pick it up. they do work hard. , you know, i've knot a big belief in the american people. they go to work. they get it done. >> reporter: but there are certainly five unemployed workers for every available job, and economists say, until employers start to see a rise in demand for their goods and services, it is unlikely we are going to trade our way out of this recession.